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25 Years of Hale Aina
About the Hale Aina Awards
What Does It Take to Win a Hale Aina?

In 1984, HONOLULU Magazine established its Hale Aina Awards as the Islands’ first local restaurant awards. Before then, culinary awards in the Islands had been given by Mainland travel interests. The Hale Aina Awards were the first to recognize local tastes.

2013 Hale Aina Award Winners (Best Restaurants)

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Hale Aina Awards. The event was held on November 11 at the Royal Hawaiian's Monarch Ballroom.

2012 Hale Aina Award Winners

These are the winners for the 2012 Hale Aina Awards that was held at the Royal Hawaiian's Monarch Ballroom on November 6.

What Does It Take to Win a Hale Aina?

There are more than 5,000 eateries in the state. What does it take to stand out from the crowd and win a Hale Aina Award? Here are a few inside stories.

2011 Hale Aina Award Winners

Hawaii's best restaurants were awarded with a Hale Aina Award Nov 7, 2010 at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Here's a full list of the winning restaurants.

Hale Aina Chefs: Master Class

We talked with 10 chefs and had them answer a few of life's little cooking questions.

2010 Hale Aina Awards

Our readers named the best restaurants in the Islands.


Check out photos from our annual Hale Aina Awards, Hawaii's first and longest established culinary award. Learn more about our signature events.